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apply now: conferenze trilaterali 2019-21
apply now: trilateral conferences 2019-21

..for the Villa Vigoni programme:

Trilateral Research Conferences

deadline: 30th April 2018

CfP Gerda Henkel Academy at Villa Vigoni
CfP Gerda Henkel Academy at Villa Vigoni

German-Italian Center for European Excellence Villa Vigoni,
in cooperation with
Gerda Henkel Foundation

Graduate Workshop:
»Europe and the world: between colonialism and globalisation«

venue: Villa Vigoni, Menaggio, Como, Italy
date: 18 – 22 June 2018
deadline: 15/12/2017

Vigoni Lecture 2017 con Oliver Bäte
Vigoni Lecture 2017 with Oliver Bäte

Friday, 10th November took place in Milan the "Vigoni Lecture 2017" with a keynote by Oliver Bäte, CEO of Allianz SE.

Intervista Amodeo, WDR
Interview Secretary General Amodeo, WDR

"Una villa per il dialogo italo-tedesco"

Interview with Prof. Immacolata Amodeo,
Secretary General of Villa Vigoni
10-10-2017
COSMO Radio Colonia  (WDR)

link podcast

apply now: conferenze bilaterali 2019
apply now: bilateral conferences 2019

..for the Villa Vigoni programme:


German-Italian Cooperation in the field of humanities and social sciences

deadline: 15th December 2017




News archive

Simposio italo-tedesco in collaborazione con la DFG
Italian-German Symposium in cooperation with the DFG

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In cooperation with the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) Villa Vigoni organized an Italian-German Symposium, entitled "The European Union: challenges and opportunities for the scientific community" which took place at Rome the 13th-14th July 2017.
Patronage: Embassy of Germany in Rome

here the final report (link)

programme

Photo (from left to right): Peter Strohschneider, Gisela Cramer von Clausbruch, Michael H. Gerdts, Michele Valensise, Immacolata Amodeo, Dorothee Dzwonnek
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L'Unione Europea: sfide e opportunità per la comunità scientifica
The European Union: challenges and opportunities for the scientific community

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Italian-German Symposium in cooperation with the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

Rome, 13-14 July 2017

Patronage: Embassy of Germany in Rome

Photo (from left to right): Peter Strohschneider, Gisela Cramer von Clausbruch, Michael H. Gerdts, Michele Valensise, Immacolata Amodeo, Dorothee Dzwonnek
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Il Sottosegretario Sandro Gozi a Villa Vigoni
State Secretary Sandro Gozi at Villa Vigoni

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The Vigoni-Forum 2017 on the topic "The Treaties of Rome and the future of Europe" saw the participation of State Secretary Sandro Gozi

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Remedies against immunity? - stampa & radio
Remedies against immunity? - press & broadcast

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"Risarcimento o immunità"
interview with Valentina Volpe, Radio Colonia (WDR)
10/05/2017
link podcast
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article on the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
published on 30/05/2017
link article
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article on aise.it
published on 15/05/2017
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Articolo Valensise, La Stampa
Article Valensise, La Stampa

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article
President of Villa Vigoni. Michele Valensise
"La Stampa"
30.05.2017:

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Accordo di collaborazione
agreement of cooperation

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Meeting between the director of the Università degli Studi di Bergamo, Prof. Remo Morzenti Pellegrini and the Secretary General of Villa Vigoni, Prof. Immacolata Amodeo at Villa Vigoni in occasion of the agreement of cooperation. In the presence of Prof. Elena Agazzi, Università di Bergamo and Dott.ssa Caterina Sala,Villa Vigoni.
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Bando - Forum studentesco 2017
call for applications - students' forum 2017

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Culture as connecting element for Europe?

from 10th to 13th September 2017

Call for applications

Deadline: 16th June 2017
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Vernissage
Vernissage

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Inauguration of the exhibition

BORDERLINE
pittura su fotografia

Monika Kropshofer

Villa Vigoni
26/05/2017
7 p.m.

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Remedies against immunity?
Remedies against immunity?

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The Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (MPIL), the Istituto di Ricerche sulla Pubblica Amministrazione (IRPA) and Villa Vigoni, German Italian Centre for European Excellence have been convening a three-day international conference to take place from 11 – 13 May 2017 at Villa Vigoni, Lake Como, Italy.

link Conference Description

link blog

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prolusione pubblica - Professore Onorario
inaugural lecture - Honorary Professorship

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Public inaugural lecture on the occasion of the Honorary Professorship awarding

Prof. Dr. Immacolata Amodeo:
„De nostri temporis studiorum ratione. A plea for human sciences“.

Moday, 8th May 2017
at 6:15 pm, Fakultätssaal
Philosophicum
Jakob-Welder-Weg 18
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

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Bando di concorso per: Segretario/a Generale
Open Job Position: Secretary General

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Bando di concorso per: Direttore Amministrativo
Open Job Position: Administration Manager

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Rome Manifesto-rassegna stampa
Rome Manifesto-press release

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Villa Vigoni is happy to announce that the presentation of the  Rome Manifesto that took place on 23rd 2017 March in Rome was a big success.

Here the link for the press release.

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Accordo di Cooperazione
cooperation agreement

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Villa Vigoni signed an cooperation agreement to promote cultural and scientific exchange with the Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur | Mainz.

link cooperation agreement

link press release

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Intervista Michele Valensise
Interview Michele Valensise

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Interview with Michel Valensise,
President of Villa Vigoni
12-02-2017
in Voci Dal Mondo (Radio1 Rai)

link: podcast [00:10:50]

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Il manifesto di Roma
The Rome Manifest

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Villa Vigoni launched the project

The Rome Manifest

in cooperation with United Europe

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Intervista dell’On. Alessia Mosca sul tema “Europa oggi”
Interview with Hon. Alessia Mosca on the topic “Europe today”

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20th December 2016
Villa Vigoni
interview with Hon. Alessia Mosca
on the topic "Europe today"

INTERVIEW

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Cultura a cena in Villa Viogni
Cultural dinner at Villa Vigoni

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Atmosfere ottocentesche:
vita e storie del Lago di Como
Cultural dinners at Villa Vigoni

friday 27th  january, 7 p.m.
friday 3rd february, 7 p.m.
friday 10th february, 7 p.m.

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CfP
CfP "Citizenship and Belonging in Europe"

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German-Italian Center for European Excellence Villa Vigoni,
in cooperation with
Gerda Henkel Foundation

Graduate Workshop:
Citizenship and Belonging in Europe – Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

venue: Villa Vigoni, Menaggio, Como, Italy
date: November 2017
deadline: 28/02/2017


Call for contributions
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bandi 2017 online
announcements 2017 online

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..for the two Villa Vigoni programmes:


German-Italian Cooperation in the field of humanities and social sciences

deadline: 15th April 2017



Trilateral Research Conferences

deadline: 30th April 2017
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Corsi di Tedesco
German lessons

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...starting from
October 12th 2016
every Wednesday
at Villa Vigoni

more information


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CfP
CfP "Remedies against Immunity?"

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International conference:

Remedies against Immunity?
Reconciling International and Domestic Law after the Italian Constitutional Court’s Sentenza 238/2014


11-13 may 2017, Villa Vigoni

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law,
Istituto di Ricerche sulla Pubblica Amministrazione,
Villa Vigoni


Call for Engaged Listeners
deadline for applications: 15/12/2016


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Mario Monti a Villa Vigoni
Mario Monti at Villa Vigoni

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...in ocassion of

Young Professionals Seminar:
Europe: Common Roots, Common Destiny?


organized by: UnitedEurope

Prof. Mario Monti is giving a speech followed by Q&A.

23/09/2016, 3 p.m.

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Vigoni Lecture a Berlino
Vigoni Lecture in Berlin

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LAURA BOLDRINI
President of the Chamber of Deputies of Italy

held the Vigoni Lecture 2016 about:

Greater European Integration: The Way Forward

Thursday, July 7th 2016, 12:30 a. m.
Allianz Forum on Pariser Platz, Berlin



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Bando - Forum studentesco 2016
call for applications - students' forum 2016

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Europe 2030 - Italian and German perspectives in comparison

from 11th to 14th September 2016

Call for applications

Deadline: 30th June 2016
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30 anni Villa Vigoni - intervista
30 years Villa Vigoni - interview

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Interview with Prof. Immacolata Amodeo,
Secretary General of Villa Vigoni
22-05-2016
in "Kulturfrühstück am Sonntag" (HR2)
"Kulturaustausch am Comer See: 30 Jahre Villa Vigoni"

link: podcast

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30 anni Villa Vigoni - Ministre dell'Istruzione in visita
30 years Villa Vigoni - Visit of the Ministers of education

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In the afternoon of May 2nd the celebrations for the 30th anniversary of Villa Vigoni began with a ceremony.
On this occasion the Italian Minister of Education, University and Research, Stefania Giannini met his German counterpart Minister Johanna Wanka at Villa Vigoni.
The two Ministers gave a speech followed by statements of the Italian President of Villa Vigoni Leonardo Visconti di Modrone, the German President Michael H. Gerdts and the Secretary General Prof. Dr. Immacolata Amodeo.
The musical part of the ceremony program was performed by students of the Conservatorio di Como.

Afterwards the exhibition "Il bello, l’utile e l’onesto”. Goethe and Mylius in Italy - staged by Villa Vigoni - was opened.
The exhibition will be open to the public in the spaces of the Villa from May 2nd to December 15th 2016.

In the morning of May 3rd, the two Ministers renewed the Italo-German Memorandum of Understanding in the Field of Vocational Training, signed in Naples in November 2012 by the Ministers of Labour and Education of both countries.


"Thirty years Villa Vigoni" (link BMBF)

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Jazz italiano a Francoforte
Italian Jazz in Frankfurt

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...on the occasion of the festival of music 2016:

Concert with the roman guitarist
Giovanni Palombo

Thursday, 7th April 2016
6.30 p.m.


Organization:
Frankfurter Stiftung für deutsch-italienische Studien
Villa Vigoni

In collaboration with:
ITKAM, the italian chamber of commerce for Germany

more details

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Conferenza alla Scuola Germanica di Milano
Lecture at the German School in Milan

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in collaboration with Villa Vigoni

Monday, March 21st, 7:30 p.m.
Prof. Dr. Dominik Burkard
(University of Würzburg)


Catholic Church during the Nationalsocialsm


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bandi 2016 online
announcements 2016 online

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..for the two Villa Vigoni programmes:


German-Italian Cooperation in the field of humanities and social sciences

deadline: 15th April 2016



Trilateral Research Conferences

deadline: 30th June 2016
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Incontro dei Corrispondenti con il Min. Schäuble a Berlino
Correspondent Meeting in Berlin with Min. Schäuble

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On January 13th 2016 took place at the Italian Embassy in Berlin a Villa Vigoni meeting between correspondents, coming from Germany and Italy, and the Federal Finance Minister Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble. Villa Vigoni was represented by its German President Michael Gerdts, former Ambassador, and the Secretary General Prof. Immacolata Amodeo. A too emotional media coverage, on the one hand, and political turbulences in the EU, on the other hand, gave the Opportunity to have a short discussion between the Minister and both German and Italian journalists.

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3. Forum Economico Italo-Tedesco
3rd Italian-German Economic Forum

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under the patronage of Villa Vigoni:

Third Italian-German Economic Forum:
Excellence and education for a younger and more competitive Europe

dinner speech
about current cultural topics within the German-Italian relations:
Prof. Immacolata Amodeo,
Secretary General Villa Vigoni

3rd December
Palazzo Vecchio,
Sala dei Cinquecento
Florence

organised by:
Italian Chamber of Commerce for Germany,Frankfurt,
&
Chamber of Commerce, Florence

more information
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Villa Vigoni alla Galleria d'Italia
Villa Vigoni at the Galleria d'Italia

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...within the exhibition

HAYEZ

from november 7th, 2015
to february 21st, 2016

Galleria d'Italia
Piazza delle Scale 6
Milano


more information


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Accordo di Cooperazione
cooperation agreement

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ocotber 9th, 2015:

Singning of the agreement
on scientific cooperation
between:


University of Luxembourg
(rector Prof. Dr. Rainer Klump)
&
Villa Vigoni
(secretary general Prof. Dr. Immacolata Amodeo)

cooperation objectives:
consolidation of the cooperation in research and teaching
promoting a Europe-wide network of institutional, business and cultural institutions

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offerta stage
announcement traineeship

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internship in the sector

conference office / reception

15.09.2015 –  30.11.2015


- - information & advertisement- -
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mostra - Franca Magnani
exhibition - Franca Magnani

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Franca Magnani (1925-1996) –
the "voice of Italy" in Germany.


Exhibition
in september and october
at Villa Vigoni

opening:
Thursday 10th september 2015
9 p.m.
within the framework of the conference
"Opinion makers in the minority.
Journalists in Germany and Italy between history and present "

kindly supported by:
ZEIT Stiftung
in cooperation with:
DFG
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Interview - Enrico Letta
Interview - Enrico Letta

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"The ability to communicate,
to understand"
(video)

-
Enrico Letta
about the Italian-Geman relations

Villa Vigoni, 18.07.2015

Interview within the EURO-Workshop
"Sustaining Growth in the Euro Area"
(Villa Vigoni 16.-19.07.2015)
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Villa Vigoni all'EXPO
Villa Vigoni at the EXPO

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5th July 2015 
EXPO Area, Milan
German Pavilon
3 p.m.-7 p.m.:

cultural programme



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Bando Forum studentesco 2015
Announcement students' forum 2015

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The German-Italian relationships confronting European Crisis

from 6th to 9th September 2015

Announcement

Deadline: 22th June 2015

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CfP per giovani studiosi
CfP for young scientists

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...for the trilateral workshop:

Plurality of languages in the humanities and social sciences nowadays

from 12th to 14th October 2015

Bando
Ausschreibung
Appel d'offres

deadline: 31th May 2015
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Masterclass di Violino
Violin-masterclass

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With Prof. Victor Tretiakov

27th-30th July 2015
number of active participants: max. 6
admission fee: 560,-€
(incl. 4 nights with full board)
age limit: 29
participation as auditor for free

30th July, 6pm : final concert


deadline: 3rd July 2015


Dr. Julian Stefenelli
stefenelli@villavigoni.eu
+39 0344 361-238

Generously supported by the Supporters' Circle of Friends of the Villa Vigoni
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Call for Participation
Call for Participation

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...for the conference:

Fiction and simulation:
theories, methods and practics


from 27th to 30th April 2015

Call


deadline: 6th April 2015
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Villa Vigoni & l'EXPO
Villa Vigoni & EXPO

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Events during

EXPO 2015

24th Juni 2015  10 a.m.-1 p.m.:
Round Table:
City of the future
EXPO Area
Milan
Pavilon of the EU

4th July 2015  06.00 p.m.:
Annual concert in memory of
Ignazio Vigoni

Park of Villa Vigoni

5th July 2015  11 a.m.-7 p.m.:
Concert
EXPO Area
Milan
German Pavilon


Tickets for EXPO:
ITKAM
(Villa Vigoni association member)

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Villa Vigoni all'ICIT Savona
Villa Vigoni at ICIT Savona

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Presentation about the topic

Satire and propaganda in the Great War

Dr. Michele Vangi

20th March 2015
04:30 p.m.
Boselli-Alberti
Aula Magna HS
Via Don Bosco 6
17100 Savona

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Ministro Orlando-ITKAM-Villa Vigoni
Minister Orlando-ITKAM-Villa Vigoni

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ITKAM COLLOQUIUM

Justizreform in Italien und die Auswirkungen auf die bilateralen Wirtschaftsbeziehungen
zwischen Deutschland und Italien


Key speaker:
On. Andrea Orlando,
Italian Minister of Justice


Programme


12th March 2015, 9.30 a.m.
Frankfurt School of Finance and Management
Sonnemannstraße 9-11 (Raum 20)
60314 Frankfurt am Main
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lectio magistralis -
lectio magistralis - "tragedy and postdramatic theatre"

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lectio magistralis

tragedy and postdramatic theatre

Hans-Thies Lehmann

6th March 2015, 2.30pm
Università degli Studi di Milano -
Sala Napoleonica di Palazzo Greppi
Via S. Antonio 10, Milan

event in the framework
of the cooperation
between the university of Milan
and Villa Vigoni

co-organizer:
Goethe-Institut Mailand
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Villa Vigoni all'Université du Luxembourg
Villa Vigoni at the Université du Luxembourg

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presentation in the context of the key area studies
"plurilingualism and intercultural studies"

Die Villa Vigoni: gelebte Interkulturalität
Prof. Dr. Immacolata Amodeo, Dr. Michele Vangi

programme

26th February 2015
6 p.m.
Salle Montessori (bât. III)
rte de Diekirch
L-7201 Walferdange

language: German
contact: mis@uni.lu
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patrocinio
patronage

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..for the professional youth football tournament

ITALO-TEDESCO 2015

sporting event to promote the mutual exchange of young german and italian footballers

poster

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bandi 2016 online
announcements 2016 online

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...for the two Villa Vigoni programmes:


German-Italian Cooperation in the field of humanities and social sciences

deadline: 15th April 2015



Trilateral Research Conferences

deadline: 30th June 2015

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Seminario estivo di Villa Vigoni
Villa Vigoni summer-workshop

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23rd to 26th of July 2015:

Italy culture, history and presence
workshop at Villa Vigoni open to everybody


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presentazione del romanzo
book launch: "Vor der Wand"

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Giornata della memoria

presentation of
 Michael Göring's novel
Vor der Wand

19th January 2015, 5.30pm
Università degli Studi di Milano -
Sala Napoleonica di Palazzo Greppi
Via S. Antonio 10, Milan

event in the framework of the cooperation
between the university of Milan and Villa Vigoni

co-organizers: Deutsches Generalkonsulat Milan, Goethe-Institut Milan

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Masterclass di Violoncello
Violoncello-masterclass

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With Prof. Ivan Monighetti

2th-6th February 2015
number of active participants: max. 6
admission fee: 560,-€
(incl. 4 nights with full board)
age limit: 29
participation as auditor for free

deadline: 16. January 2015

Dr. Julian Stefenelli
stefenelli@villavigoni.eu
+39 0344 361-238

5th February, 6pm : final concert

Generously supported by the Supporters' Circle of Friends of the Villa Vigoni

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La svolta di un’epoca e la memoria
The turning of the eras and memory

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workshop

thursday 5th February 2015

Werner Reimers foundation
Am Wingertsberg 4
Bad Homburg

programme
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Corsi di Tedesco
German lessons

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...starting from
February 4th 2015
every Wednesday
at Villa Vigoni

more informations

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tavola rotonda a Bruxelles
panel discussion at Brussels

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Villa Vigoni presents:

panel discussion


A new national feeling - Small states mentality on the rise
– A risk for Europe?


(in the context of the series of Italian events
of the Representation of the State of Baden-Württemberg)

3rd of December 2014
Representation of the State of Baden-Württemberg to the EU
Rue Belliard 60-62
1040 Brussels

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Retrospettiva 2nd Global Table, Fondazione BMW
Review 2nd Global Table, BMW Foundation

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The 2nd Global Table "Limited Resources - Opportunities without Borders" of the BMW Foundation on Resource Security in cooperation with the Earth Security Group facilitated a forward-looking dialogue between Europe and the new global players and raised awareness of the importance of shared leadership and collaboration in a multi-polar world based on joint responsibility.
more information
(Photographer: C. Leisinger)

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25 anni caduta del Muro
25 years Fall of the Wall

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panel discussion

25 Jahre nach dem Mauerfall –
Der Blick Italiens auf Deutschland


organisation:
Deutsch-Italienische Gesellschaft Karlsruhe, Europa-Union Karlsruhe, Italienisches Kulturinstitut Stuttgart, Römermuseum Remchingen, KIT – Institut für Philosophie

guests: 
Angelo Bolaffi (Rome),Gabriele D’Ottavio (Trento), Christiane Liermann (Villa Vigoni), Rudolf Lill (Cologne), Antonella Romeo (Torino)

Friday 7th September 2014
6 p.m.

Badische Landesbibliothek
Erbprinzenstraße 15
76133 Karlsruhe

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Focus sulla Germania - ZonaK e Villa Vigoni
Focus on Germany - ZonaK and Villa Vigoni

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October 28th 2014,
Milan
meeting 

25 years after the reunification, a focus on Germany

organisation:  Cultural Association ZonaK, University of Milan

October 28th to November 2nd 2014
photo exhibition
Dictatorship and Democracy during the time of the extremes.
A picture of the 20th century European History


October  22nd - November 9th 2014
presentation of Remote Milano
(artistic collective Rimini Protokoll)

press release

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In ricordo di Cosima Wagner
Commemorating Cosima Wagner

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October 19th 2014
Como
inauguration of a memorial plaque for

Cosima Wagner
(* december 24th 1837, Como)
daughter of Franz Liszt and Marie D'Agoult
future wife of Richard Wagner

following:
Concert-homage for C. Wagner
Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana
Teatro Sociale, Como

(foto: Immacolata Amodeo (Villa Vigoni), Giorgio Carcano (Teatro Sociale), Eva Wagner-Pasquier)

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Fiera del libro di Francoforte
Frankfurt Book Fair

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In occasion of this years’
Frankfurt Book Fair 

event with
Dario Franceschini
(Italian Minister of Heritage, Cultural Activity and Tourism)

(Discussion of the new law on the “patronage” and the resulting fiscal privileges of companies that invest in the conservation of the artistic and cultural heritage of Italy)

organizzazione:
ITKAM (Camera di Commercio Italiana per la Germania),
Centro Italo-Tedesco Villa Vigoni,
ENIT (Agenzia Nazionale del Turismo)
Italian consulate general of Frankfurt

guests:
S.E. Pietro Benassi
Ambassador of the Italian Republic in Germany,
Prof. Emanuele Gatti
President of the ITKAM in Frankfurt,
Prof. Dr. Immacolata Amodeo
Secretary-General of Villa Vigoni

Tuesday 7th October 2014
1 p.m.
place of ENIT
 Barckhausstraße 10, Frankfurt

programme

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Corsi di Tedesco a Villa Vigoni
German lessons at Villa Vigoni

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...starting from
October 1st 2014
every Wednesday
at Villa Vigoni

more informations

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Convenzione fra Villa Vigoni e l'Università di Milano
Convention between the Villa Vigoni and the University of Milan

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In the context of the third German-Italian forum of students “Die Universität – Ursprung und treibende Kraft Europas? / L'Università: origine e forza trainante dell'Europa?“ on 15th September there was signed a convention of academic cooperation between the Università degli Studi di Milano and Villa Vigoni represented by the president Prof. Gianluca Vago and the secretary general Prof. Immacolata Amodeo.
This cooperation should confirm and advance this exchange which already exists.The first two events showing the brilliant cooperation have been at first the conference “Die italienische Germanistik und ihre aktuellen Methoden” which closed at the University of Milan (Lectio Magistralis of Prof. Monika Schmitz-Emans, public presentation, 24th September, Sala di Rappresentanza del Rettorato) and in addition on 28th September a visit of the lectors of the DAAD at Villa Vigoni as a concluding of their annual convention in Milan.


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Ministro federale delle Finanze Schäuble - Vigoni Lecture 2014
Minister of Finance Schäuble - Vigoni Lecture 2014

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Structural reforms and reliable budgetary rules – this is the “recipe” which was presented by Federal Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble the 16th July at the Allianz Forum on the occasion of the Vigoni Lecture on the topic: A Union for the 21st century. How Europe gets a good constitution. With regard to the things which Europe has to deal with, there is an agreement with his Italian counterpart Pier Carlo Padoan. “The most important is, that you realise: Trust and economic growth have returned to the Euro-Zone, not in spite of but because many Eurocountries being a bit more economical with money. Many are still thinking that there was a dissent between overhaul of the budget and economic growth. The contrary is right: only if we use sustainable finance policy, the investors’ and consumers’ trust in Europe’s stability can return.”

Now the economic frame shall be created for economic growth and work places. The latest measures concerning banks and finances by the EU are pointing in this direction: “we have to regulate the financial markets to make them useful for the real sector. The bank union will contribute to “healthier” banks acting again in the function as financers for businesses. But the situation of the financial sector is still tense. Especially small and medium sized enterprises depend on promotional loans and venture capital. That is why we supported public foundation finance banks lately. We have increased the amount of loans of the European Investment Bank for small and medium sized enterprises.”

Concerning the high youth unemployment Schäuble emphasized the need for profound reforms: “We have to advance the structural reforms of the labour market, so we can offer new chances to the youth. We have to tackle the structural reasons of the problems. We need educational systems which can be – if needed – orientated more closely to what the labour market requires, structural reforms, which ease the entrance to the labour market for young professionals and flexible systems for the wage formation process which take also in consideration productivity.”

The enforcement of the Single Market concerning the energy supply is one of the minister’s other priorities: “we should also focus on an energy union. We have to join the national energy networks to a European network, which brings together energy production and energy consumption. And we need a European strategy for the transition to sustainable energy. Europe needs to reduce its dependence on imports and decreasing resources.”

Just through coordinated improvements in these strategic fields Europe could have the chance to keep “the social state level”, which makes it so attractive. “In order to preserve our wealth we always have to be a bit better, more stable and more attractive than other regions of the world. It is important that we proof the success of our European life model in the global system competition. Only in this way we can build a new order, inspired by European, western values. And only then we – Italians and Germans together – can live in a world, which meets our requirements.”
(speech of the minister Schäuble)

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Achim Freyer a Villa Vigoni
Achim Freyer at Villa Vigoni

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On the ocassion of the Vigoni Forum (2.-5. July) has taken place on July 3rd at 5 p.m. the opening of an exhibition: the german artist, director and scenographist Achim Freyer presented his project Mauer Fall, resulting from his personally experiences during the division of Germany and the most significant symbol: the Berlin Wall. After having taken part at the Berliner Ensemble of Bertolt Brecht, he fled in 1972 during a stay in Italy to western Germany. He started working as a director, collaborating with such significant persons like Philip Glass, Mauricio Kagel, Helmut Lachenmann andSalvatore Sciarrino. In 1994 the Associazione Nazionale Critici Musicali awarded him with the Premio Abbiati for the best production of the year  („Turandot“, Busoni / „Perséphone“, Strawinsky, Gran Teatro La Fenice, Venice).
The exhibition will be open to the public for some weeks.

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patrocinio per un progetto italo-tedesco a Siena
patronage for a italian-german project at Siena

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Exhibition

Ántron – Divinità etrusche tra inferi ed estasi

artist Michael Franke


promoted: City of Siena
sponsoring: Bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena
patronage: Embassy of the German Federal Republic, Villa Vigoni

10th May- 28th September
Magazzini del Sale di Palazzo Pubblico
Siena

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